The youthful market get blessed by Splash

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The busy compact car market in South Africa continues to welcome new models from virtually all carmakers trading in this country. Suzuki Auto South Africa has for their part added a new model to the local market, in the form of the Suzuki Splash.
The youthful market as the targeted group will be further enticed by the new Suzuki Splash, which offers offers generous space due to its tall roofline and long wheelbase, notwithstanding its compact category. The Splash is aimed at the medium entry-level, between the Suzuki Alto and the Suzuki Swift hatchback.
Suzuki SA marketing manager Fracois van Eeden says about the model: “The new Suzuki Splash provides a level of space and practicality not usually available in the minicar segment. But it’s also fun to drive, thanks to its agile road manners and composed ride.
“At the same time, its efficient drivetrain keeps running costs low.”
The engine
The new Suzuki Splash is fitted with the familiar 1.2-litre engine that does service in the entry-level Swift hatchback range and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission while a four-speed automatic transmission is available as an option. This 1.2-litre unit offers 63 kW of power and 113 Nm of torque while achieving a combined fuel consumption figure of only 5.6-litres / 100km.
Model Range
A total of three models make up the new Suzuki Splash range. The entry-level Splash 1.2 GA is the most affordable option and comes standard with a 5-speed manual transmission. Features on this model include a digital clock, air-conditioning, key-operated central-locking, cloth seats, 60/40 split rear seats, ABS and dual airbags.
The Splash 1.2 GL can be had with either a five speed manual or four speed automatic transmission. this model is distinguished with color-coded door handles, front fog lamps and a ‘sporty’ rear spoiler. This model features a rev counter, large speedometer, Radio/CD player with four speakers, auxiliary/USB inputs and audio controls on the three-spoke steering wheel. The GL model also benefits from keyless entry, electric windows, heated rear screen with wip/wash system and an stowage tray under front passenger seat. ABS and dual airbags are standard on this model too.
Suzuki Splash 1.2i GA M/T R124 900
Suzuki Splash 1.2i GL M/T R134 900
Suzuki Splash 1.2i GL A/T R149 900
All models sold with a three-year/100 000 km warranty and 2-year/30 000 km service plan. Scheduled services are at 15 000 km intervals.

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